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WorldWild Podcast

 Episode 46  22nd May 2020

Befriending Your Nervous System with Deb Dana

In the second of a series on being in your body, we chat with respected and passionate Polyvagal clinician, consultant and lecturer, Deb Dana, to speak about what kinds of stories we tell ourselves and what this really tells us about the state we are in. She provides insight into ways to re-connect with the ventral vagal - or as she calls it: home.


It is only through the body that we feel safe, so learning how to nourish our nervous system to get to that place time and time again can turn our limiting beliefs into 'stories of possibility'. Join us as we go deep into the body as we aim to befriend the nervous system...


'Safety is not a cognitive experience, it is an embodied experience'

- Deb Dana / ep.46

About Deb Dana


Deb Dana is a much-respected figure in the world-wide community of Polyvagal-informed people. She is a clinician, consultant, lecturer, and highly influential The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation (2018). This work presents the Polyvagal Theory (Porges, 2011) in an accessible way to bring out the power of regulating your nervous system.

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About the show


We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.


Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!




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